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2015 Institute Begins

January 27th marked the kick-off of the 2015-2016 San Diego Leadership Alliance Institute!  We at the SDLA welcome this sixth class of progressive individuals. Our benchmark SDLA Institute aims to pro­vide these Fellows with the tools needed to become lead­ers in San Diego.

Stay tuned to our blog and Facebook page as we introduce the 2015 Fellows individually.

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Jeff Graves Elected to Board of Directors of Lambda Archives

2014 San Diego Leadership Alliance Fellow Jeff Graves has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Lambda Archives, an organization that collects, preserves, and teaches the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual,and transgender people in the San Diego and Northern Baja California region.  

"There is no doubt that my gained experience, skills and overall participation with the San Diego Leadership Alliance has played a positive role and will continue to help me achieve my goals in moving forward a progressive agenda via community activism in San Diego," Graves says.  

In its mission to develop the next generation of progressive leaders in San Diego, the SDLA encourages and equips Fellows with the skills necessary to join boards and commissions.   

More information on the Lambda Archives can be found at their website,  



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Thank You for Joining Us!

2014 SDLA AlumniThank you to the more than 100 alumni, faculty, mentors, board members, prospective fellows, and guests who joined us Thursday, October 9 at Ryan Bros Coffee in Barrio Logan to celebrate the San Diego Leadership Alliance's 5th Anniversary!

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Now Open: 2015 Applications and Nominations!

2014 Class.jpgWe are now accepting applications and nominations for the 2015 class of the SDLA Institute. Applications will close on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 11:59 p.m. If you plan on applying, please consider attending one of our upcoming optional information sessions.

Our network is critical to helping identify emerging leaders in the region's progressive community. If you know of outstanding professionals who might be good candidates for the SDLA Institute, please forward this email to them or nominate them today! Your nominee(s) will receive an email inviting them to apply for the SDLA Institute, and notifying them of your nomination.

For more information about SDLA, the Institute, applying, nominating, or attending an information session, please visit our 2015 Institute page today!

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SDLA Board Elects Co-Directors Johanna Schiavoni and John Greenwell, Thanks Outgoing Co-Director Colin Parent

CoDirectors_1.jpgBy Allison Don

The San Diego Leadership Alliance (SDLA) is proud to announce the election of its 2015 Co-Directors: Johanna Schiavoni and John Greenwell. Schiavoni will serve a fourth year as Co-Director of the SDLA. She is joined by new Co-Director Greenwell, who recently completed a two-year term as Co-Chair of the SDLA Institute, the organization’s signature leadership training program. Greenwell replaces Colin Parent, who has devoted six years of leadership to building the organization.

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